TOKYO — The center weekend of any Olympics is at all times a giant one. Swimming wraps up, monitor will get going, and the group occasions method their knockout levels. And it looks as if the deluge of occasions on the Tokyo Video games hits a peak on Sunday.
Right here’s a roughly chronological take a look at an enormous day on the Video games — Sunday for these of us right here in Tokyo, Saturday night time into Sunday for these in america.
The ultimate spherical of the golf competitors begins at 7:30 a.m. in Tokyo (6:30 p.m. Japanese on Saturday night time). The medal contenders embody Paul Casey of Britain, Hideki Matsuyama of Japan, Xander Schauffele of america and Rory McIlroy of Eire.
You noticed the BMX riders race, now see them do methods on their bikes within the freestyle competitors, which is new to those Video games.
The ultimate day of swimming consists of among the most anticipated occasions, together with the blazing quick 50 meters for each women and men.
And there could also be one other gold for Caeleb Dressel within the males’s 50. As for the medley relay, the U.S. males have by no means misplaced it — ever. Might the streak be ended by Britain? (Finals begin at 10:30 a.m. in Tokyo.)
For preventing fanatics, two American boxers, Duke Ragan and Richard Torrez, face off within the quarterfinals with a medal on the road. For the crusing set, two yachting golds can be awarded within the males’s and girls’s one-person dinghy. And a gold medal can even be awarded in ladies’s springboard diving.
There can be three tennis finals. Alexander Zverev of Germany faces Karen Khachanov of Russia in males’s singles. The Czech group of Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova performs Belinda Bencic and Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland in ladies’s doubles. And a Russian group will win blended doubles, both Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Andrey Rublev or Elena Vesnina and Aslan Karatsev.
The gymnastics occasion finals start at 5 p.m. in Tokyo, 4 a.m. Japanese. The ladies will contest the vault and bars; and the lads the horse and the ground train. Though eligible, Simone Biles is not going to compete.
Within the Tokyo night, early Sunday morning U.S. time, monitor finals embody the lads’s excessive soar with Ju’Vaughn Harrison of america beginning a excessive jump-long soar double, and the at all times glamorous males’s 100 meters at 9:50 p.m. Japan time to spherical out a stellar day on the Video games.